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The convenience of timekeeping is greatly overrated; and the people who practice it so faithfully that they lose the capacity for appreciating the fixed and the static and the spatially related experiences cut themselves off from a good part of reality.
We have created an industrial order geared to automatism, where feeble-mindedness, native or acquired, is necessary for docile productivity in the factory; and where a pervasive neurosis is the final gift of the meaningless life that issues forth at the other end.
Utopias rest on the fallacy that perfection is a legitimate goal of human existence.
When vitality runs high, death takes men by surprise. But if they close their eyes to this possibility, what they gain in peace they lose in sensibility and significance.
War is both the product of an earlier corruption and a producer of new corruptions.
One's worst enormities remain within, and it is only one's vulgar commonplaces of error and folly that turn into murders and suicides, treasons, infidelities, and betrayals.
A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
The ultimate gift of a conscious life is a sense of the mystery that encompasses it.
Modern man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline.
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Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
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